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There’s always something to cheer about at Special Olympics Virginia! Our most recent news stories are below. You can also check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Vice President, Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call her at 804.726.3025.


Cops on the Coop Partnership with Chick-Fil-A

Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia presents “Cops on the Coop” in partnership with Chick-Fil-A®Richmond, VA - Over a four-day period, September 23rd – 26th, local Law Enforcement agencies are teaming up with six Richmond-area Chick-Fil-A restaurants…

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The Moment Series: Catherine & Claude

Catherine and Claude Dayas-Tokoto emigrated from Cameroon to the United States to provide a better life for their children including their first-born Prince, who has autism. When Prince began his involvement in Special Olympics Unified Sports® at Kenmore Middle School,…

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Dates Announced for 2019 Fall Feet Meets

August 21st, 2019 - Feet Meet season is back starting this September! Hundreds of school-age athletes will participate in Little Feet Meets, Meet in the Middle events and Big Feet Meets across Virginia. These Unified Strategy for Schools® events are…

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Roanoke Sox headed to Nashville

The Roanoke Sox Unified softball team are headed to Nashville for the Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. The team of  unified 8 partners and 7 athletes will represent Virginia proudly. The TournamentThe international tournament will feature more…

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Seeking Applicants for Global Messenger Class of 2021

Special Olympics Virginia is now accepting applications for the Global Messenger Class of 2021. The Global Messenger’s role with Special Olympics Virginia is to promote, educate and inform about the mission, philosophy and benefits of Special Olympics through public speaking,…

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Youth Leaders Take on Summer Games

For this first time ever, Special Olympics Virginia offered a Youth Leadership Experience (YLE) at the 2019 Summer Games. The program brought together high school students, with and without intellectual disabilities, from across Virginia for a weekend of volunteering…

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Your Guide to The 2019 Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday outdoor track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather. Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis…

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Athlete of the Year: Billy Duquette

On Mother’s Day in 2018, Billy Duquette bowled a 299. The score of 299 in bowling is almost infamous, it means you bowl 11 straight strikes and then miss the final frame by 1-pin. It’s the equivalent to throwing a perfect game…

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Summer Games Profile: Joe Salter

19-year-old Joe Salter isn’t actually 19 years old like he says he is. He’s also not the fastest runner in the world like he says he is. However, Joe Salter is exactly who he wants to be, all of…

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Make A Splash At Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather.Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis play INSIDE…

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